EDC Awarded Grant from Mass. Afterschool Partnership

exploring robotics in afterschool programs

EDC has been awarded a grant from the Massachusetts Afterschool Partnership (MAP) to create a curriculum guide for the Zero Robotics middle school SPHERES (Synchronized Position Hold Engage and Reorient Experimental Satellites) program. Zero Robotics is a robotics programming competition, with an international high school competition and a middle school program in Massachusetts that will be expanding nationally.

Ilene Kantrov, Rebecca Lewis, and Sarita Pillai will work with MAP and their partners at MIT’s Space Systems Laboratory, NASA, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), Aurora Flight Sciences, TopCoder, and the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space—the manager of the International Space Station U.S. National Laboratory—to develop a five-week program focused on mathematics, physics, and programming in order to prepare young people to develop programming that could be tested on the International Space Station.

Last Updated: July 2012